As a blogger, its expected that you have every kind of social media account and post on it daily. I mean how else are you supposed to keep your readers informed and gain new followers? Well in typical me fashion I've decided to go in a completely different direction. When I started Classically Short (almost a year ago!) I told myself I was going to step it up and actually post on social media like other bloggers. I was going to post daily, give my readers more insight into my actual life and not just post when I had a new blog post published on the blog. While I did start off my social media somewhat strong for me, it quickly went down hill and I barely posted on it after 6 months or so. I loved doing stories on my Instagram when I was working on my pants, but outside of that I hated actually posting on the app, and I full on gave up on Facebook long before Instagram.
Photo by Erik Hanson
To be completely honest I've never like posting on social media. I'm always nervous about being judge for what I post how I post it, and having people ask me why I posted something. I have no problem with social media existing, but I've never been one to want to share what's going on. During middle school, everyone in my class was making a Facebook and I was one of very few who could care less. It wasn't until halfway through my freshman year of high school that I decided to make a Facebook. Mind you, I only wanted to make one because I got addicted to taking those quizzes on my friends' account. Literally the only reason I wanted one. To this day I pretty much never post on my personal Facebook unless its about a major life event...and even then I don't always post about it.
About a month ago I decided to completely unplug from Instagram. I deleted both my personal and Classically Short accounts. It actually took me a long time to decide to do this because I really enjoyed following other blogs, brands, and my friends. There were days where the app would make me feel inspired and want to do more with Classically Short, but then there were days when I'd get stuck in the "highlight real" effect. I would feel pretty terrible about myself or my blog because I didn't have anything exciting to post about like everyone else.
Going off my last post, I felt like deleting Instagram would let me focus more on myself, my blog, and living in the moment rather than feeling the pressure to find "Instagram-able" moments to post about. I'm pretty happy about this decision so far, and even through there are times when I wish I still had the app because my friend wanted to show me something, my overall happiness has improved which was the whole point. Getting rid of the app has also helped me decrease the amount I'm on my phone, which has really helped me looking at too much blue light everyday.
Even though I've made social media, and then deleted it, for Classically short I haven't ruled out creating a new Facebook page or Twitter. I feel like I could be really good at Twitter since pictures aren't the key focus. For now I'm going to enjoy being unplugged, continue to live in the moment, and work on being the best me and getting back into posting on this blog.
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